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The critique of power : reflective stages in a critical social theory

Author: Axel Honneth
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1991.
Series: Studies in contemporary German social thought.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st MIT Press edView all editions and formats
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Axel Honneth's Critique of Power is a rich interpretation of the history of critical theory, which clarifies its central problems and emphasizes the "social" factors that should provide that theory  Read more...

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Named Person: Max Horkheimer; Jürgen Habermas; Michel Foucault; Max Horkheimer; Jürgen Habermas; Michel Foucault; Michel Foucault; Jürgen Habermas; Max Horkheimer; Jürgen Habermas; Michel Foucault; Jürgen Habermas; Michel Foucault
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Axel Honneth
ISBN: 0262082020 9780262082020 0262581280 9780262581288
OCLC Number: 23141296
Language Note: Translation of: Kritik der Macht. Reflexionsstufen einer kritischen Gesellschaftstheorie.
Notes: Translation of: Kritik der Macht.
Description: xxxii, 340 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The incapacity for social analysis : Aporias of critical theory --
Horkheimer's original idea : the sociological deficit of critical theory --
The turn to the philosophy of history in the Dialectic of enlightenment : a critique of the domination of nature --
Adorno's theory of society : the definitive repression of the social --
The rediscovery of the social : Foucault and Habermas --
Foucault's historical analysis of discourse : the paradoxes of a semiological approach to the history of knowledge --
From the analysis of discourse to the theory of power : struggle as the paradigm of the social --
Foucault's theory of society : a systems-theoretic dissolution of the Dialectic of enlightenment --
Habermas' anthropology of knowledge : the theory of knowledge-constitutive interests --
Two competing models of the history of the species : understanding as the paradigm of the social --
Habermas' theory of society : a transformation of the Dialectic of enlightenment in light of the theory of communication.
Series Title: Studies in contemporary German social thought.
Other Titles: Kritik der Macht.
Responsibility: Axel Honneth ; translated by Kenneth Baynes.

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